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GOVERNMENT BENEFITS

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Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs.

The links below will lead you to official government websites describing a range of assistance programs.

Check Your Eligibility for Federal and State Benefits
Benefits.gov offers information on more than 1,000 federal and state benefit programs. Complete the free and confidential questionnaire and the site's prescreening tool will generate a tailored list of programs just for you. This site is also available in Spanish.


Information About Medicare
Medicare.gov provides information on Medicare, which is the federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant). Click here for information on Medicare prescription drug coverage. This website is available in multiple languages.


Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Medicaid.gov has information about health coverage for lower-income people, families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.


U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)
Social Security is a federal program that provides benefits for certain retired workers and their families, certain disabled workers and their families, and certain family members of deceased workers. This site is available in multiple languages.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Information for Non-Citizens
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the federal income supplement program designed to help people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides information on the program and the eligibility requirements for non-citizens. This site is also available in Spanish.


Food Assistance Program
Formerly known as the Federal Food Stamp Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to qualifying individuals and families. This site is available in Spanish.


Food Assistance for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. The screening tool to check your eligibility is available in Spanish and Chinese.


Information on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federal program that gives money to states to provide assistance and work opportunities for low-income families.


Help for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides information to help immigrant survivors of domestic violence and their children.


Federal Government Information Available in Other Languages
USA.gov, the U.S. government's official web portal, provides links to U.S. government information available in other languages.